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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Tilling Sin's Garden

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Tilling Sin's Garden by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Whither the Seed

Presbyterians come into some grief over the issue of predestination. Take a look at the issue through the lens of the Parable of the Four Soils. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Whither the Seed by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

#RACK Random Acts of Cody Kindness


On May 26 of this year, Elliot and Lee Ann Gollihue lost their 21 year old son, Cody, in a tragic auto accident. I, too, have lost a son. I grieved, and moved on as we must. Elliot and Lee Ann, though, were taught by the kindness and generosity of spirit which defined Cody to begin a .... not an organization....more of a movement, Random Acts of Cody Kindness, or #RACK. RACK encourages us to do an act of kindness for a stranger to build connections between us. Too often our charitable impulses begin and end with giving money. As important as money is, it can desensitize us from the actual needs and suffering of others.

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, #RACK by clicking HERE for audio, HERE for text or HERE for Facebook video.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.


Sunday, July 2, 2017

$15.95


When I returned from my vacation in Pennsylvania, Kathy fixed me with a steely glare and gave me my instructions for this sermon. “It’s Fourth of July. Do NOT preach anything political.”

“What CAN I preach about, then?” I asked, whimpering a little. She can be a little intimidating. 

“Sin”, she said. “You’re agin it.” 

Tune in and see how THAT turned out, and how I tried (badly) to fill in for the music department, who were away for the holiday. (shudder)

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, $15.95 by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Otherness of God


What do you think about prayer, church?

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Otherness of God by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Monday, June 12, 2017

I Confess

I'm in school this week and the demands of travel kept me from posting the sermon yesterday. I have the text, and will release the recording "in a short period of time". I hope  you won't be disappointed. It is my heart-felt confession of inadequacy.


Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, I Confess by clicking HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Shavu'ot

Among our Jewish brethren, the Passover, or Pasach,  celebrates the liberation of the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, but that is not the end of the story. For the next 50 days, Jews "count the Omer" each day until the celebration of Shavu'ot. Shavu'ot celebrates the giving of the Law to Moses. Pesach without Shavu'ot is unthinkable.


In the same way, Easter and Pentecost are linked. Pentecost is a game-changer, from Follow the Leader to Lead the Follower.

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Uncomfortable Christianity by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.